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Sulphasalazine & Itching

bubbadogbubbadog Posts: 5,852
edited 28. Oct 2014, 07:59 in Living with Arthritis archive
I've started my Sulphasalazine but my body has started itching like mad! It says in the leaflet in the side effects that it can cause a rash but if it does cause a rash you have to go to A&E. But I haven't got a rash just my body is itching like made. I can't stop scratching, has anybody else have a similar problem when they started the medication?


  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    This is a fairly common occurrence, Bubba, this is a stronger med than the other you have so it may take some time for your body to adjust. A feather duster is a good alternative to scratching! Keep your skin well-moisturised with something bland such as aqueous cream. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
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